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13 places in the US where it’s probably not worth investing in real estate for the next decade

Home values in Silicon Valley neighborhoods are cooling off, along with neighborhoods in Miami Beach, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The author's home in the Minneapolis suburbs.

I’ve owned two houses and I don’t regret buying, but there are 6 things I wish someone had told me before I became a homeowner

Sometimes letting go of expectations is the best way to find what you need — a lesson this two-time homebuyer learned the hard way.

12 reasons why your home might sell for less than you expect

Opendoor, a real estate technology company, looked at the factors that most detracted from a home's value in 20 cities across the US.

The best school districts in the US with affordable real estate are clustered in just 3 states

Six of the top 10 spots on the list of best school districts to buy an affordable home went to Texas. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin each had two.
Some millennials might finally be ready to take on homeownership.

Millennials might finally be ready to buy houses — but it’s causing home prices to rise and creating a vicious cycle for a generation that...

There's already a limited supply of starter homes on the market, and a spike in demand among millennials is exacerbating the problem.

The 7 most expensive things you’ll ever pay for, according to financial planners

Houses are the biggest expense, but CFPs mentioned things like health insurance, taxes, and even furniture as the most costly things Americans buy.
Walking into our home for the first time after closing.

Here’s the trick I used to shave weeks off my home-buying process

My home-buying process lasted just 35 days — the trick for speeding it up is something anyone can use.
Amazon's new real estate collaboration.

Amazon shoppers can now begin the search for their new house on Amazon.com, and they could end up being rewarded $5,000 to do so

Amazon has partnered with Realogy to launch a service that connects prospective homebuyers to real-estate brokers.

An FHA loan can clear the path for first-time homebuyers, as long as they’re willing to jump through a few hoops

FHA loans can be great for borrowers with a small down payment or poor credit, but they do require an extra fee every month.
"Most of my clients wind up increasing their budget by 50% or more," one real-estate agent told Business Insider.

11 things real-estate agents wish they could tell you — but won’t

From how much money they really make to "your home isn't selling because you have no taste," here are 11 things real-estate agents wish they could tell their clients.